Business: First FLASHes

Some laid it to talk of dollar devaluation. Others thought it was foreign buying inspired by better news from Spain. Still others credited it to the beginning of new pump-priming. A few thought shorts were spurred to hasty covering by the Stock Exchange decision to publish precise figures of short interest in each stock. Inventors of explanations had full scope for their talents. For last week something hit the Stock Exchange with an elevating power like that of a volcano erupting beneath it. In the entire previous week only 1,700,000 shares had been...

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